FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 12, 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:
Beshear has appointed Rachel Yarbrough to the Kentucky Early Childhood Advisory Council to serve for an unexpired term ending June 30, 2015.
- Yarbrough, of Madisonville, is superintendent for the Webster County Board of Education. She represents local education agencies. The appointment replaces Tommy Floyd, who resigned.
Beshear has appointed Sandra L. Gadd to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy to serve for a term expiring July 16, 2017.
- Gadd, of Independence, is a licensed massage therapist. She represents licensed massage therapists. The appointment replaces Thomas A. Hansen, whose term has expired.
Beshear has reappointed Eric J. Byrd to the board to serve for a term expiring July 16, 2017.
- Byrd, of Lexington, is a licensed massage therapist at A Touch of Paradise Massage Center. He represents licensed massage therapists.
Gov. Beshear has appointed Teresa L. Combs to the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Sept. 20, 2016.
- Combs, of Jackson, is a youth services center coordinator at the Breathitt County Board of Education. She represents Kentucky family resource youth service centers. The appointment replaces Leslie Hall, who resigned.
Beshear has appointed Michelle C. Dunn as a member of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
- Dunn, of Prospect, is a homemaker. She represents citizens at large. The appointment replaces Makeda Harris, who resigned. Dunn shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2015.
Beshear has appointed Queenie Averette as Jefferson County judge-executive.
- Averette, of Louisville, replaces Bryan Matthews, who resigned.
Beshear has appointed Stuart N. Ray as a member of the board of directors of the Louisville Arena Authority, to serve for a term expiring Jan. 9, 2017.
- Ray, of Louisville, is a steel executive at The Peregrine Co. The appointment replaces Eric. S. Gunderson, whose term has expired.
Beshear has reappointed Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes as a member of the board, to serve for a term expiring Jan. 9, 2018.
- Hayes also is designated as chair of the board.